Top Adventures in Skamania County

  • Hike to Falls Creek Falls, Washington

    The trail to Falls Creek Falls is well maintained with a few short moderately steep areas. The trail hugs the creek for the first mile, and takes you through old growth trees for the second mile. Once the falls are in sight, make sure to stop and ...

    4 miles 800 ft gain

  • Backpack Indian Heaven to Blue Lake

    Crowds and mosquitoes were nonexistent as we went a bit early in the season. The trails were all covered in snow, but we were able to do some way finding with a GPS and topo map.3.5 miles in we found a dry spot next to Blue Lake and set up shop. A...

    7 miles

  • Hike to Panther Creek Falls

    This hidden beauty is just north of Carson, Washington. Watch for Panther Creek campground signs and follow the twisting road about 7 miles to a rock quarry and park there. The trail begins just off the road about 50 yards back - keep an eye out f...

    0.5 miles 200 ft gain

  • Hike to McClellan Falls

    The trail begins at the end of Forest Service Road 5110. Find the faint path and follow it downstream. A side trail takes you to the 30 ft. Upper Curly Creek Falls. Follow along the steep canyon another 500 yards and you'll hear the falls. Once y...

    0.5 miles 500 ft gain

  • Camp Forlorn Lakes & Explore Guler Ice Cave

    Camp at scenic and easily-accessible Forlorn Lakes, where the 25 campsites ($10/night) are both isolated and roomy. Sites have a picnic table and fire ring and provide access to the series of lakes, as well as the East Crater Trailhead which leads...

  • Fly Fish Lewis River, Cougar, WA

    An 1.5 hour drive NE from Vancouver, WA this section of the Lewis River makes for a perfect day fishing trip.  Heading North on I-5 for approximately 20 miles take the Woodland / HWY 503 exit East and head towards Mt St. Helens.  You'll follow the...

  • Backpack the Siouxon Trail

    When you park at the top of the trail, all you see is layers and layers of emerald trees and ground clear of any underbrush.Once on the trail, you start on a rapid decline that brings you to the first of the many streams along this hike. Cross the...

    12 miles 500 ft gain

  • Scramble to Steep Creek Falls

    Steep Creek Falls is located about 5 miles from the small town of Stevenson. Take Highway 14 one mile west of Stevenson to Rock Creek Drive and turn north, passing the Skamania Lodge and Resort. Turn left onto Ryan Allen Road and follow it for ab...

  • Hike to Lewis River Falls

    Distance: 5.4 milesElevation Change: 500ftThis Lewis River hike starts at Lower Falls then follows the Lewis River Trail #31, detours up to Copper Creek, before returning back to the main trail for the magnificent Upper Falls. Enticing views of th...

  • Climb Three Corner Rock

    Begin the short hike to Three Corner Rock by heading south on the Pacific Crest Trail from its crossing of Road CG 2090. After a steady 1.5 mile climb of roughly 600 feet, look for a large fallen sign marking the junction to Three Corner Rock. Sho...

  • Hike Wind Mountain

    Once you reach the parking lot, walk down the hill and find the trail head, which is easily seen as it is marked. Begin your trek up the trail. The way up is pretty much all uphill, and is a great workout for the legs.You will walk through forests...

    2.5 miles 1171 ft gain

  • Explore Government Cove

    From downtown Portland follow I-84 East for about 50 miles until you reach mile marker 51. Get back on the highway but Westbound until you reach mile marker 47 pull off and take a right over the train tracks and you're there.Beautiful scenery all...

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Carson, Washington

      Paradise Creek Campground

      Overview Paradise Creek sits at the confluence of Paradise Creek and the Wind River, nestled under an old-growth forest of cedars, firs, alder and maples. The sites by the river enjoy privacy from...

    • Carson, Washington

      Govt Mineral Springs Guard Sta

      Overview Nestled in a grove of towering old-growth conifer trees, the Government Mineral Springs Guard Station is a delightful setting for guests seeking relaxation and recreation in the Gifford Pi...

    • Carson, Washington

      Beaver Campground

      Overview Beaver Campground is nestled among large, old maple and sycamore trees, offering a quiet and private family camping experience. Its location along the Wind River provides opportunities for...

    • Carson, Washington

      Panther Creek Campground

      Overview The Campground sits along Panther Creek at the intersection of the Pacific Crest Trail. Driving on FR65, 4.7 miles upstream from the campground, visitors can enjoy an easy hike to Panthe...

    • Skamania County, Washington

      Lower Falls Campground

      Overview Lower Falls Campground is located in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Visitors enjoy several waterfalls in the area and access to the Lewis River Trail. The campground is open from May...

    • Cook, Washington

      Peterson Prairie Campground

      Overview Peterson Prairie Campground offers shaded and secluded campsites nestled in a forest of large pine, spruce and fir trees. The campground tends is popular among huckleberry pickers. At an e...

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